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'90210' scoop: Billy Ray Cyrus will play.... EXCLUSIVE

Here’s a fun and unexpected piece of casting for the new season of 90210. EW has learned exclusively that Billy Ray Cyrus has signed on to play Judd Ridge, the father of southern rich kid Austin (Justin Deeley).

The role won’t be much of a stretch for Cyrus: He will play a country western star of a different name. Judd’s son Austin was introduced in the premiere episode as a new love-hate interest for Naomi (Annalynne McCord). They had an adversarial encounter over a house that she wanted to buy.

Cyrus’ episode will air in November. He currently hosts the reality show Surprise Homecoming on TLC. Earlier this year, he finished his five-year run on Hannah Montana with his daughter, Miley.

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'Jersey Shore' star to appear on '90210'

A little bit of the Jersey Shore will come to the CW’s 90210 this autumn. EW has learned that Vinny Guadagnino has been cast in an episode that will air in November.

Guadagnino will portray a celebrity who plays in a high stakes poker game with Liam (Matt Lanter) when the cast heads to Las Vegas. He won’t play himself, however: He’ll depict a “young and gregarious” celebrity who “enjoys the fruits of fame.” Earlier this month, the show put out a search for a celeb who “could be anybody from an upcoming movie star to a well-known reality TV personality.”

90210 wanted casting agents to submit well-known names only — thus, the arrival of Vinny!

Thrilled to see an MTV reality star on the CW?

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'Ringer' premiere gets solid CW rating

The return of Sarah Michelle Geller to series TV delivered a solid, if unexciting, number for The CW.

The good news: Ringer greatly improved upon its 90210 lead-in and performed far better (up 66 percent) than Life Unexpected‘s debut in the slot last year. But Ringer was originally developed for CBS and has generated plenty of headlines for The CW this summer, and it would have been nice to see the drama’s debut break out of network’s standard ratings zone.

Ringer was seen by 2.7 million viewers and earned a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. That’s the largest total audience — though not the highest rating — that the network has had in that slot since 90210 premiered there a few years ago (both SMG and 90210 draw an older audience than, say, Vampire Diaries, which is why the total viewers number is relatively high compared to the more important number — the rating).  The return of 90210 (1.6 million, 0.8) dipped 11 percent from its premiere last fall. READ FULL STORY

'90210': Jessica Lowndes talks Adrianna's year of redemption

Eight episodes into filming the new season of 90210, which kicks off tonight, Jessica Lowndes says Adrianna is hard at work into getting back into her friends’ good graces after being caught switching Silver’s (Jessica Stroup) bipolar medication. But who could blame the gang for making her work for it?

“She spent her summer trying to be a good person, and she’s truly apologetic for what she did,” says Lowndes. “She knows what she did was wrong, and she’s going out into the world and trying to redeem herself and show what a changed person she is and all that. At first, no one wants to really accept her, I think she finds allies with people who you really wouldn’t appreciate supporting her.”

Namely, Dixon (Tristan Wilds) ends up being a friendly face among the crowd after Adrianna takes a job as a waitress in Liam’s (Matt Lanter) bar and restaurant, which Lowndes couldn’t be happier about. READ FULL STORY

'90210' scoop: A love interest for Shenae Grimes?

90210 is about to bring on its own Mr. Big: EW has learned exclusively that Chris McKenna has signed on for multiple episodes to play Patrick, a rich, powerful and very charming businessman who falls for Annie (Shenae Grimes).

But she may not want to pursue this relationship: Patrick continues to date other women in other cities. He doesn’t do it to be mean; he’s just too darn busy to be a one-woman man. The producers describes him as a young Mr. Big — a smooth mover who gets what he wants.

McKenna has made numerous TV appearances on dramas like Harry’s Law, Rizzoli & Isles and NCIS: Los Angeles. He also played Joey Buchanan on One Life to Live.

90210 returns to the CW on Sept. 13.

Cobra Starship to rock out on '90210' -- EXCLUSIVE


Cobra Starship is headed to the home of good girls gone bad90210.

The band, known for hits like “You Make Me Feel” and “Good Girls Go Bad,” will appear in a special Rock the Vote episode of the show airing in October, EW has learned. In the episode, Naomi will host a lavish voter registration party at her mansion, where Cobra Starship will perform their song “#1Nite” from their album Night Shades (out Aug. 29).

The announcement comes on the heels of casting news EW brought you last week about former TeenNick star Ryan Rottman joining the show for at least an episode as a gay college student who stumps for marriage equality on the apparently politically-charged season of 90210, which premieres Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.

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'Fringe,' 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'Castle,' 'Community': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Did you know the first 100 words of this column are the last 100 words I write every week? I say this for two reasons: 1) If you’ve ever noticed the coherency of this column increases as you work your way through it, you now know why. 2) You now also have an incentive to click to the second page of this column. (Yes! I’m paginated now! << I don’t know if that statement is the “Spoiler Room” speaking or yours truly. I’m going to say it’s the “room” since I, in fact, am not paginated.)

At any rate, take note of the little number “2” because it’s your path 2 more scoop. (See what I did there.) Hey, I warned you just one paragraph ago…

Remember to send scoop requests to (note to the two smooshed “r”s) and follow me on Twitter for more things that don’t make a lot of sense and a few things that do (like TV scoop!). @EWSandraG READ FULL STORY

'90210' nabs 'Gigantic' guest star -- EXCLUSIVE

An ex-TeenNick star is headed to the most drama-filled zip code on TV.

Former Gigantic star Ryan Rottman (left, yum) will appear in next season of 90210, EW has learned.

Rottman, whose other credits include a guest spot on Greek and Nickelodeon’s Victorious, will play Shane, a smart, handsome gay 20-something who is confident in his identity and is committed to fighting for marriage equality.

Hmmm, sounds like he’d be a perfect new friend for Teddy. Am I right?

The new season of 90210 kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 13.

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‘90210’ finale: Scoop on the shocking cliffhanger!

'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'The Office': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Hello from, L.A.!

The sun is shining, the Television Critics Association press tour is in full swing, there’s a party with Fox network stars tonight, I’m in the pacific time zone — which means this column is only an hour late — and I ate my weight in french fries from a food truck last night on Melrose Ave. I’m feelin’ pretty damn good, Roomies. And I hope you feel the same after reading this week’s scoop!

If not, you should probably e-mail me scoop requests to We’ll try again next week. And yes, this intro is particularly sunny because I’m hoping that will stop people from e-mailing me spam for Zoloft. If this doesn’t do the trick, I don’t know what will.

For more of my LA adventures, party twitpics, or just to harass me for scoop, follow me on Twitter: @EWSandraG


True to their word, creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas confirmed that this upcoming season’s first episode takes place at Punchy’s wedding in Cleveland a few days after the finale. But what’s the gang going through exactly? Well, in Lily’s case, she’s finds herself struggling to keep her and Marshall’s big announcement a secret. READ FULL STORY

Theophilus London to perform on '90210' -- EXCLUSIVE

This should be music to the ears of Theophilus London fans: The season four premiere of the CW’s 90210 will feature a performance by the Trinidad-born rapper-singer, EW has learned exclusively.

London will perform “I Stand Alone” and “Why Even Try” at Naomi’s College Kick-Off party in her “new mansion,” a show spokeswoman says. (What can we say? Naomi’s got it going on). If you didn’t catch it, the season 3 finale featured the West Beverly students graduating from high school. Anyway, Naomi’s mother-of-all parties airs Sept.13.

London will release his debut LP “Timez Are Weird These Days” on Warner Bros. Records worldwide on July 19. To get a load of his funky single “I Stand Alone,” click here. 

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'The Glades,' 'Burn Notice,' 'Covert Affairs,' and 'House': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Summer is in full swing here, as you can tell from the slate of shows on tap this week. And it’s going to be a pretty solid week, Roomies! I’m particularly excited about The Glades and Burn Notice, the subjects of your two pieces of big scoop this week.

Be sure to send me requests for your favorite summer shows via email: You can do so by emailing And, as always, I can be found trolling Twitter @EWSandraG.


The new season of Burn Notice is upon us, readers, and it’s going to be a good one! But it seems I’ve been inundated with your inquiries about this season more than ever, and I’m happy to help!  So I’ve plucked out three of the most frequent questions and posed them to Jeffrey Donovan: READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Chuck,' 'House,' 'Glee': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

We’re coming up to that point of the year, Roomies, where all the season finales are wrapping up and so is my will to take any more emotional abuse from showrunners. Kidding – and also not. Nonetheless, when the last major finales wrap up, it’ll be like opening the last present on Christmas Day. You’re satisfied…yet sad.

But fear not. Summer TV brings its bounty not too long after and we should rejoice in that. So please send your questions to me. AND if you have any burning questions/general comments about any season finales, send those in, too. We’ll track down some answers, yeah?

Here are the details: Email (note the two “R”s) or Tweet me at @EWSandraG. READ FULL STORY

'90210' finale: Scoop on the shocking cliffhanger!


Last night’s 90210 finale ended with — what else? — a shocking twist, but what’s even more shocking are the changes coming to West Bev next season. (SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen the episode, do not read on!)



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